College of Sport and Wellness (under installation)

Niiza Campus

OBJECTIVE.

Promoting the joy of living for everyone

About

College of Sport and Wellness

The consciousness about health has recently been increasing due to lifestyle changes caused by consequences of the super-aging society and the COVID-19 pandemic. Against this background, the Department of Sport and Wellness (College of Community and Human Services), which was established in 2008, has been carrying out research and education based on the concept of “wellness”. Wellness encompasses not only mental and physical health, but is rather a multifaceted concept going beyond health also considering our value system and the meaning of life.

The curriculum developed in the College of Sport and Wellness is based on the idea of “promoting the joy of living for everyone”, and will offer improved and extended educational contents founded on the achievements of its predecessor, the Department of Sport and Wellness. Based on a rich sense of humanity, the education through the sophisticated study of sport and wellness aims to develop fundamental skills and knowledge that will contribute to enhancing the wellness of all people and creating a “wellness society”.

Department

  • Department of Sport and Wellness

    Creating a society in which all people can live a happy and healthy life, both mentally and physically

    Message
    Realizing good health and a fulfilling life through the power of sport
    The three characteristics of the Department of Sport and Wellness
    1.Beyond just sport
    “Sport” covers more than actually just playing a game or taking part in an activity. Students will learn what exercise and sport are all about, such as how to instruct sport, how to convey the excitement of sport and how to provide athletes with medical and scientific support.

    2.Academically pursuing wellness as a multifaceted health concept
    Students will pursue wellness that encompasses not only mental and physical health, but is rather a multifaceted concept going beyond health also considering our value system and the meaning of life.

    3.Providing three areas of study related to specific purposes
    The Department of Sport and Wellness will provide a great variety of subjects in the three study areas of “Athlete Performance”, “Wellness Sport” and “Environment and Sport Education”, where students will acquire specialized knowledge and skills.
    The knowledge and abilities acquired in the Department of Sport and Wellness
    What kind of knowledge and abilities will students gain at the Department?

    The ability to contribute to the enhancement of wellness in society.
    Students will gain sophisticated knowledge of sport and wellness and develop abilities to contribute to enhancing the wellness of all people and to creating a “wellness society” based on a rich sense of humanity.

    Knowledge on sportsmanship and leadership in sport.
    Students will acquire a sense of sportsmanship that emphasizes consideration for others and respecting rules, as well as a sense of leadership that will help to tackle problems not just in sport, but in society as well.

    Possibility of obtaining qualifications in a variety of fields.
    Students will be offered possibilities to obtain various qualifications related to sport, such as Junior and Senior High School physical education teacher licenses, health fitness programmers (given upon examination) and other qualifications related to sport instructors and trainers.

Three areas of study facilitating the enhancement of wellness

The College of Sport and Wellness will offer studies in three specialized areas. The area of “Athlete Performance” aims at acquiring knowledge in sport sciences to support high performance athletes. The area of “Wellness Sport” aims for the creation of a society in which everybody can enjoy the various values of sport by enabling students to acquire special knowledge about mental and physical wellness, as well as about sport for people with disabilities. The third area, based on knowledge of environmental problems and sustainability, is the area of “Environment and Sport Education” which focuses on further education to help people grow as human beings through sport. By studying the various subjects in the three areas, students will develop fundamental skills and abilities to help improve people’s wellness and create a “wellness society”.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand fundamental principles, basic theories and various scientific viewpoints of the field of sport and wellness in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary way. Students gain general knowledge and new perspectives to contribute to society.

  • Learn how to instruct athletes based on profound knowledge of the study of sport and wellness that is aimed at enhancing human beings’ adaptability and at contributing to realizing sophisticated support for athletes.

  • Obtain scientific knowledge and abilities to enable all people to enrich their lives by improving individual wellness through exercise and sport.

  • Acquire a wide range of knowledge in broad areas with a global mindset, while aiming for harmony between human beings and nature.

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